June 14, 2017

Everyone is afflicted with some defective ontology

Personal Instructions from Sri Aurobindo and The Mother to Kapali Sastry
The Supramental Truth is bodied in Light, it is bhārupa. It shines on its own plane, as a Sun, a Spiritual Sun of which our physical sun is a material symbol. From this Light emanate all lights, tameva bhāntam anubhāti sarvam, all forces of creation issue out of this Divine Savitr. And the radiations of this Truth are heralded by luminous flashes of Light.

The Supramental Truth descends in the form of Solar Light.

The Yoga of the Supramental necessarily implies the expansion of your consciousness beyond its physical confines. In the process of self-enlargement, in the spread of your being from plane to plane, it is possible, if not inevitable, that you come into contact with the forces and beings of other planes, for instance the subtle-physical, the vital and so on. And not all of them are favourable to your progress. They are not happy to see you pass beyond them. They try all methods to arrest your progress: they may allure by offers of powers or riches; should they fail to secure your acceptance, they may proceed to threaten you with dire consequences. But whatever they do, do not be afraid:

Keep to the Quiet and with the strong faith in you, you will surely get over the risks from the Astral in your progress towards the Supramental.
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The New Indian Express-09-Jun-2017
He began with sketches of religious leaders like Sathya Sai Baba, The Mother (Mira Alfassa, spiritual collaborator of Sri Aurobindo), Jaggi Vasudev and others.

The Globe and Mail-09-Jun-2017
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The Statesman-18 hours ago
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11 hours ago - Embed Tweet; I don't like this Tweet. Sri Aurobindo was one of the most towering intellectuals and realized yogis of modern India. His works are profound, intricate and original. 3 replies 162 retweets 341 likes. Reply.

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Tushar and others RE: [Sadhu Sanga] cosmic mind.
I agree. There is no scientific definition of cosmic mind, Tao or Brahman. In fact Rishis describe Brahman as “Neti Neti' ( Not this, Not this)!
13 Jun by vasavada - 1 posts - 1 authors

I agree. There is no scientific definition of cosmic mind, Tao or Brahman. In fact Rishis describe Brahman as “Neti Neti’ ( Not this, Not this)! As I expressed in my article which was posted on this blog, this is exactly similar to the difficulty which physicists find in describing theories of modern physics in terms of ordinary human languages. Remember all the discussions on this blog about theory of relativity and quantum theory! They are just not intuitive! But at least physicists have a way out. Basically their job is to make models explaining experimental data (obtained by sensory means) and predict consequences for future experiments if possible. Mathematics has proved successful in the last 500 years in doing this, although human languages have failed! Whether that describes reality or not is a deep philosophical issue. Even believing that human languages (or mathematics) are not capable of describing cosmic mind, it is not clear what scientists should do to fulfill their mission. Should they give up the usual methods and start meditation? This is a difficult , unresolved issue.

Best Regards.
Kashyap
June 13, 2017
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At this late stage of the game, gentlemen, the idea is to get a structural handle on Cosmic Mind. Unfortunately, most Asian philosophy - and Western philosophy, for that matter - does nothing to provide such a handle. Philosophy yields tantalizing clues, of course, but nothing sufficiently precise and mathematical to be appreciated by most scientists. Jack is trying to get a structural handle on the concept. On the other hand, I've already done so, and it's quite clear that no one here is remotely capable making a coherent case to the contrary.

(By the way, Joy, if Cosmic Mind were not to exist in any sense, then it would not exist even as a concept, and would not support coherent reference. In referring to it, you embrace its conceptual existence at the very least.)

Chris Langan
June 13, 2017
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Dear Chris,

Unlike Bruno, Leibniz, or Schelling, before him, Sri Aurobindo responds to Darwin, Freud, and Einstein to stress that Science alone is not capable of understanding Consciousness. Without reading Sri Aurobindo's work, impressionistic statements don't help the ongoing discussions in this forum as everyone is afflicted with some defective ontology. Refuting Sri Aurobindo's framework can be a good starting point of scientific inquiry.

Thanks, 
Tusar (b.1955)
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